(September-October 1974)

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Volume
40
Price
0.20 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1974-06-25
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Line of DC Super-Stars
Editing
Joe Orlando; Paul Levitz (assistant editor)

Issue Notes

Comic title appears (on cover only) as Weird Adventure Comics.

On-sale date from Comic Reader #107.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Spectre / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo
Inks
Jim Aparo
Colors
Tatjana Wood

Job Number
J-3671
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Blurb: "The Return of Aquaman!"

The woman on the cover was previously identified as Gwendolyn Sterling. It is unlikely it was intended to be her since the cover appears to be based on two panels in the book (page 8 with a red-haired hostage (light red not auburn brown like Gwen's) in a purple dress and page 12 with The Spectre appearing out of a flame).

The Man Who Stalked the Spectre (Table of Contents: 1)

The Spectre / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Fleisher (credited); Russell Carley (script continuity, credited)
Pencils
Jim Aparo (credited)
Inks
Jim Aparo (credited)
Colors
John Albano ?
Letters
Jim Aparo

Job Number
J-3584
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Earl Crawford (introduction, freelance magazine writer); Jerry Grandenetti (villain, death); Mitch Grandenetti (villain, death); unnamed Grandenetti (villain, death)
Synopsis
A freelance writer for Newsbeat Magazine is intrigued by all of the weird deaths of criminals in the city and is convinced some unearthly being is responsible for it, so he decides to track this being down.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The character of Jerry Grandenetti is presumably named in homage to the artist of the same name who worked on the previous Spectre series. (Note from Fred Snyder via the GCD Error Tracker.)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Dateline: Adventure / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz ?
Pencils
Murphy Anderson; Jim Aparo (illustrations)
Inks
Murphy Anderson; Jim Aparo (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
J-3614
Characters
Aquaman; The Spectre

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Arlen L. Schumer, Sam Hopkins, Raymond Johnson and Brian Schuck.

As the Undersea City Sleeps (Table of Contents: 3)

Aquaman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Skeates
Pencils
Mike Grell
Inks
Mike Grell
Colors
John Albano
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Black Manta; Mera; Dr. Vulko
Synopsis
Black Manta has been using a chemical to put farmers from Atlantis to sleep and stealing their crops.
Reprints
Keywords
Atlantis; Manta-Ship

Indexer Notes

Aquaman stories resume as backups after previous cancellation of Aquaman (DC, 1962 series) #56 (April 1971).

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Spectre
  2. 1. The Man Who Stalked the Spectre
    The Spectre
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Dateline: Adventure
  4. 3. As the Undersea City Sleeps
    Aquaman
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